Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain John Fraser Hoyland

Photo of John Fraser Hoyland
House and time at Malvern: No 1, 1910 - 1914.

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers.
Died: 01 October 1916 aged 21 in France. Killed in action.
Battle: Battle of the Somme. Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial P 3C/3D

Son of Clement Edward Hoyland, Stock Park, Ulverston, and Brinkworth Hall, Elvington, York. b. April 22nd 1895.
Middle IV B—Science II. House Prefect. Shooting VIII 1913,14.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant 4th Bn. Attd. 9th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers 1914.

'A sound, reliable boy in every way, an excellent leader and a good shot, Hoyland was a splendid type of the "First Hundred Thousand." He secured a commission in the Lancashire Fusiliers, and was reported wounded and Missing in October 1916, and is now assumed to have been killed.' (Malvernian, Dec 1919).

Killed in action at Mouquet Farm, Thiepval.
Clock memorial at St Peter's Church, Finsthwaite, Cumbria.

Husband of Louisa Eddie (formerly Fraser).

Service record:WO 339/29979